Comics to Read for Fans of WandaVision

WandaVision has been one of the best and most ambitious things that the MCU has pulled off; the TV homage mixed with the mystery of the show has captivated both comic and casual fans. A lot of the story has been created by the writers, but they pull inspiration from from a few different comic series. For those interested, here’s the books to check out.

Uncanny X-Men 4 (1964) – The first appearance of Wanda, who is a part of Magneto’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. At the time, Wanda is the daughter of Magneto, which is later retconned.

Avengers 16 (1965) – The Avengers need fresh members and invite the recently reformed Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Avengers 57 (1968) – Ultron needs a way to infiltrate the Avengers, and he creates the Vision as a way to do this. The Vision ends up seeing the benefit of humanity and goes against Ultron to help the Avengers.

Avengers 75 (1970) – The first meeting of Vision and the Scarlet Witch.

Giant-Size Avengers 4 (1974) – The big marriage issue. You also get Vision and Scarlet Witch battling Dormammu (as seen in the Dr. Strange movie).

Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985) – This 12-issue limited series first explores the relationship between the title characters. There are a lot of guest stars – Quicksilver, Wonder Man, Dr. Strange – and a few different storylines. The book ends with the birth of Billy and Tommy.

West Coast Avengers 51-52 (1989) – This picked up pretty much after the Vision and the Scarlet Witch limited series. The book is about an off-shoot of the Avengers based in California with Iron Man as the biggest name, surrounded by people like Wanda, Wonder Man, and Hawkeye. These 2 issues deal with the where Billy and Tommy came from, a little bit of Mephisto, and Agatha Harkness cleaning up the mess.

West Coast Avengers 56-62 (1990) – After a short crossover event, we get back to Wanda’s story. Wanda starts to lose her grasp on reality; the story features Quicksilver and Magneto. You then get a few issues where Immortus (an alias of Kang the Conquerer, who we’ll see in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) is pulling Wanda’s strings as well.

Avengers 501-503 (2004) – Avengers Disassembled is the story of Wanda finally remembering Billy and Tommy and snapping. There are dead Avengers in the story, along with a wish that leads into…

House of M 1-8 (2005) – Wanda, coming off of losing control, creates a new reality where everyone gets what they want – mutant equality, missing memories, returned loves, and more. As the reality unravels, Wanda flips things again and decimates the mutant population as retribution to her father.

Young Avengers 1-12 (2005) – Tommy and Billy, as Speed and Wiccan, are members of the Young Avengers, a team of teenaged superheroes. They didn’t know each other at the beginning of the series, but soon discover their parentage. This could also be important in the MCU because many of the character are being introduced in many of the upcoming shows and movies.

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade 1-9 (2010) – As Wiccan (Billy) gets more powerful, he needs someone with similar powers to help him learn about his abilities. The Young Avengers, with help from Magneto and the Avengers, look for Scarlet Witch.

Uncanny Avengers 1-5 (2015) – Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver learn that Magneto is not their father and that they were never really mutants as they were told.

Vision 1-12 (2015) – Vision has a family created – his wife Virginia, son Vincent, and daughter Vivian. The series shows the family trying to adjust to a normal life in the suburbs, but a regular life isn’t easy when you are a member of the Avengers. Issue 7 shows a recap of the relationship between Vision and Wanda.

Scarlet Witch 1-15 (2015) – Wanda explores her true heritage after learning Magneto is not her father. There is a lot of character development in this book.

For those interested in more of the Young Avengers, there have been a few other mini-series throughout the years, along with the 2018 series (which has America Chavez, who will debut in Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness). Empyre deals with more of Wiccan and Hulkling.

Once Falcon and Winter Soldier starts up, I’ll give you some of their critical storylines.

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